GLENDALE, ARIZONA Phoenix Coyotes
General Manager Don Maloney
announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Paul Bissonnette
to a two-year contract extension.
We are very pleased to sign Paul to a multi-year extension, said Maloney. He plays an important role on our team and we are looking for him to take his game to the next level this season.
Last season, the 6-foot-2, 216 pound Bissonnette appeared in 48 regular season games with the Coyotes, registering one goal and a team-high 71 PIM. He made his postseason debut in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarter-Final series against Detroit.
The 26-year-old native of Welland, Ontario has posted 4-3-7 and 210 PIM in 104 regular season games with Pittsburgh and Phoenix.
Bissonnette was claimed off waivers by the Coyotes on Sept. 30, 2009. He was originally drafted in the fourth round (121st overall) by Pittsburgh Penguins
in the 2003 Entry Draft.